factor Va + factor Xa -> Va:Xa complex (prothrombinase)
Species Homo sapiens
Factors Va and Xa associate on a membrane surface to form a complex in which the activity of factor Xa on prothrombin is greatly increased (Mann et al. 1988). The presence of negatively charged phospholipid in the membrane greatly facilitates this process, a feature that may contribute to its localization, as such phospholipids are normally on the cytosolic face of the plasma membrane (Devaux 1992), but could be exposed to the extracellular space following platelet activation or mechanical injury to endothelial cells.
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